Lisbon vs Madrid

Lisbon ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น
Madrid ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Population 517,000 6,578,0179
Official language(s) Portuguese Spanish
Level of English Very high Moderate
Main airport Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD)
Most common months to visit March - May, September, October March - May, September - November
Currency EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ) EUR - Euro (โ‚ฌ)
Credit cards Accepted almost everywhere (less for AMEX) Accepted everywhere
Remote worker visa Yes Yes
Average monthly costs $2246 $2827
Rent $1093 $1329
Groceries $154 $198
Dining out $307 $354
Cafe $41 $58
Coworking space $185 $222
Mobile internet $27 $12
Public transportation $71 $89
Taxis $31 $50
Shared bicycles and scooters $20 $56
Sport and cultural events $33 $61
Museums and sights $27 $22
Nightlife $53 $93
Gym $73 $50
Yoga $73 $161
Massage $57 $72
SIM card options Vodafone Orange, Movistar, Vodafone
Tipping 5-10% for restaurants, not common at bars Not customary or expected but small tips are appreciated.
Taxi apps Uber, FreeNow Uber, Cabify, MyTaxi Free Now
Tap water Drinkable Drinkable
Overall cuisine Fresh seafood, meats, soup, sausages and famous pastries Fresh, regional produce accentuated with garlic and olive oil and mixed with various meats and seafoods. Influenced both by Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern flavors.
Local food specialities Bacalhau ร  bras, sardinhas, petiscos, leitรฃo, polvo ร  lagareiro, pasteis de nata, bifana Paella, tapas, tortilla, gazpacho, pulpo a la gallega, callos a la madrileรฑa, churros
Eat like a local Tascas, snack bars, seafood restaurants Have some tapas and sangria at a tasca and paella at an authentic eatery. Keep an eye on the time and visit a cafeteria for a mid-afternoon merienda and some churros!
Vegetarian / vegan options 401 listings on Happy Cow 85 listings on Happy Cow